Non bar model, why not one usb-c on each side?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by fob, Oct 28, 2016.

  1. fob macrumors member

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  2. AceFernalld macrumors 65816

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    This design allows them to have one Thunderbolt controller on one side.
     
  3. fob thread starter macrumors member

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    so its another bottom line driven decision, so much for "designing for the user experience and not to cost"...
     
  4. jerryk macrumors 68020

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    Probably a lot of costs. If you ever did hardware engineering it is amazing how much a little change like moving something can cost.
     
  5. AceFernalld macrumors 65816

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    If one Thunderbolt controller can already drive two ports, why would you include a second controller?

    Hint: You wouldn't.
     
  6. fob thread starter macrumors member

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    why not route it to the other side? This company used to sweat the details, and didnt bother this time
     
  7. jerryk macrumors 68020

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    Lots of reason. We are talking about a port moving 40 gbp/sec of data. This is not like moving data an USB2 port. Signal conditioning etc issues. As AceFernalld points you likely need another controller because of the distance.

    But, is it really that inconvenient to have the ports all on one side. I don't remember people gnashing their teeth because there was a magsafe connector on only one side. Or OMG the two mini display ports were BOTH on one side. And only one HDMI port!

    Seems that having any of these on the "wrong" side ports can be remedied by buying a 1/2 meter longer cable, just like you did with the old rMbp.
     

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